§ MR. HEALY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Law Officers have yet decided, with regard to the prosecution of the Collector General for Dublin; and, when he expects to announce the decision of the Lord Lieutenant with reference to the Collector's retention in office?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
The case of the Collector General of Dublin has been considered by the Law Officers, who have come to the conclusion that a prosecution could not be maintained against him under the circumstances. Their opinion, which has been delayed by pressure of work, has only now reached the Government; but it will, with all the facts of the case, receive the early and careful attention of His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant. I am not able to state with precision when the result will be announced; but we will try and have it before the end of the Session.